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Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) and are evaluated using SDOP’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures.

There are no deadlines. The review process might take up to 6 months.

National Pre-Applications (Not required)

If a group wishes, it may fill out this pre-application before taking time to complete the full version of the grant application. If your group submits a pre-application, we will review it and discuss with you by phone or email whether to proceed with completing the grant application.

E-mail: margaret.mwale@pcusa.org or 1-800-728-7228 ext. 5792.

 

 

National Applications (Required)

If your group submits the complete National application, we can still review it and discuss it by phone or email. E-mail: clara.nunez@pcusa.org or 1-800-728-7228 ext. 5781.

SDOP Application rev (English, Word doc)          SDOP Application (Spanish doc)

SDOP Application rev (English, PDF)                   SDOP Application (Spanish pdf)

You may send national applications:

  • Or by post office to:

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

 More about our partnerships

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States who:

  • are oppressed by poverty and social systems,
  • want to take charge of their own lives,
  • have organized or are organizing to do something about their own conditions,
  • have decided that what they are going to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities,
  • utilize some combination of the SDOP core strategies to promote justice, build solidarity, advance human dignity, advocate for economic equity,
  • will control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly.

Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Self-Development of People Committee and are evaluated using Self-Development’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures.

If you have received a grant from SDOP, please see the required documents page to see what reports and documents you’ll need to complete.

You may send grant applications:

  •  Or by post office to:

Self-Development of People
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202


International Applications—Belize only

NOTE: Due to changes in our funding focus we are only accepting international applications from groups in Belize.